December 19, 2014

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Diamond Report

Diamond Report

College signing: Amherst’s Ashlee Dahman to play softball at UConnKeystone’s Carleigh Herrington named Lorain County Miss SoftballAll-Lorain County softball: Beursken, Kaya and Minarchick named area’s top playersClearview’s Sarah Kaya named softball Player of the Year
MondayApril 14Firelands at Keystone
ThursdayApril 17Avon at Vermilion
ThursdayApril 24Elyria Catholic at Midview
FridayApril 25Elyria at Amherst
SaturdayApril 26Prebis Tournament
Keystone vs Bishop Hartley
Elyria vs North Canton Hoover
MondayApril 28Avon at Elyria Catholic
Tuesday April 29Columbia at Clearview
ThursdayMay 01Clearview at Keystone
ThursdayMay 08Keystone at Columbia
ThursdayMay 08Norwalk at Lorain
SaturdayMay 10Elyria at Avon Lake

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Baseball: Midview’s Eric Lauer could go fast in MLB draft

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Recent Midview graduate Eric Lauer may have a big decision to make within the next few days based on what happens in today’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The left-handed Lauer, with a baseball scholarship in hand at Kent State, is the second-rated draft prospect out of Ohio behind Kent State starting pitcher Tyler Read More…

Playing their parts to perfection: Elyria High’s role players have been key to another successful season

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There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney, Avon Lake’s Annie Wennerberg and Clearview’s Sarah Kaya make first team

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

Regional Softball: Big blast by Carly Bachna sends Elyria back to Final Four

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CLYDE — When freshman Carly Bachna went to bat in the sixth inning Saturday, Elyria had runners on first and second with no outs. Bachna had orders. She could swing at one pitch, but she was told to bunt if she failed to connect with the swing. She connected. She blasted the first pitch over Read More…

Regional Softball: Columbia beats LaBrae, will make 1st trip to state

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MASSILLON — Next stop: Akron. On Saturday, the Columbia softball team did what no other Raiders team had done before — won a regional championship. The Raiders (28-4) did it the same way they have been doing it all season, with solid pitching and timely hitting. Kaley Marshall’s leadoff double in the sixth inning sparked Read More…

Regional softball: Phares’ offense, Minney’s pitching sparks Elyria win

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CLYDE — Elyria rolled into a regional final for the ninth straight year Thursday, aptly enough with a 9-0 victory over Cleveland St. Joseph Academy. There were odd parts of the game. For instance, even as the third-ranked Pioneers led 4-0 in the fifth inning, they were not only being outhit, they were hitless. Granted, Read More…

Regional softball: Firelands’ historic season comes to an end

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BUCYRUS — There were no more come-from-behind wins or history-making moments for Firelands, just the cold hard realization that 762 schools play softball in Ohio and all but four will lose their final game. On Thursday, the Falcons became one of the 758 teams when they fell 11-0 to Granville in the Division II regional Read More…

Regional baseball: Avon Lake’s early scoring not enough against St. Ignatius

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CLEVELAND — Avon Lake’s first-inning magic wasn’t enough against St. Ignatius in a Division I regional semifinal at Case Western Reserve University on Thursday. The Shoremen scored in the first inning for the fifth straight playoff game and added a run in the seventh, but the Wildcats held on for a 3-2 win to advance Read More…

Regional baseball: Keystone comes up short vs. Ursuline

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MASSILLON — Two seasons ago in the Division III regional semifinals at Carl “Ducky” Schroeder Field, Youngstown Ursuline pitcher Sam Donko was tagged for five runs by Keystone in a loss. On Thursday, in the third straight regional semifinal between the Wildcats and Fighting Irish, Donko was dominant. The senior struck out the first seven Read More…

High school softball: Nicolette Kunath’s big day at the plate keeps Columbia rolling right into regional finals

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MASSILLON — If Nicolette Kunath is running for office back in Columbia Township today, she’s got a lock on it. She’s probably not, but that makes her no less popular on the home front. In her first two at-bats in Columbia High’s first regional appearance in 21 years, Kunath faced an even dozen pitches and Read More…